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Williams FW29 - sidepod developments 19 February 2007

The sidepods of the new Williams FW29 (1) have become noticeably narrower towards the bottom. This is to improve aerodynamic efficiency in this area, reduce drag and hence make the rear wing mor effective. As a result, the radiator inlets have been reduced in size and the radiators themselves, though larger than before, have been inclined at a different angle to take up less space. In comparison to last year's car, the rear end is also much more tightly packed and lower, while the engine exhaust chimneys (2) - now far more visible - have been increased in volume in an effort to improve the extraction of hot air from the sidepods.